Registration for our Full-time MBA programme
Congratulations on your admission to Vlerick Business School’s Full-time MBA Programme! We are very excited to welcome you to the Vlerick community starting in September 2016. In order to confirm your spot in the next cohort, you must complete the following steps. Please read carefully.
1. REGISTRATION FORM AND COMMITMENT FEE
Upon receipt of the Registration Form, Vlerick will send you ONE invoice for the total tuition fee of €37 000 (*). This invoice will be sent to the invoice address you provide on the Registration Form (**).
Please pay the non-refundable commitment fee which amounts to 25% of the total tuition fee (disregarding any scholarships) before the due date mentioned on the invoice.
(*) Please note that costs related to international payments are at the expense of the student and must be included in your payment. (**) If the tuition fee will be paid partly by yourself and partly by your company, please indicate clearly on the registration form the amounts to be invoiced to the different parties.
2. PROOF OF REGISTRATION
Upon receipt of your Registration Form and Commitment Fee, Vlerick will send to you your Official Proof of Registration Form.
For students who are not citizens of the European Union, the Proof of Registration Form is a critical document for obtaining a student visa to study in Belgium. It is important to note that it can take up to two months to have your student visa processed. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you send us your Registration Form and Commitment Fee as early as possible. Submitting all visa documents to the Belgian Embassy later than 1 June 2016 could seriously jeopardize your ability to get a student visa in time to start in Fall 2016.
For more information regarding the student visa process, please go to the Visa Procedure page. Please note that the School must inform the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs if a student enters the country on the basis of a student visa and then drops out of the programme before graduation.
3. TUITION PAYMENT
Tuition payment must be made prior to the start of the programme. There are two options to satisfy payment:
a. Pay the remaining 75% of tuition costs in full.
b. Participate in Vlerick’s Installment Plan. The Installment Plan enables you to pay the tuition balance in three separate payments due 30 November 2016, 28 February 2017, and 30 April 2017. Participation in the Installment Plan requires a signed contract and 250 EUR administrative fee.
If you are awarded a scholarship and/or receive a student loan, these will automatically be assessed to your tuition bill. Therefore, you will only be required to satisfy the balance of your tuition bill. If your account balance exceeds the cost of tuition, then you will receive the remaining balance in a payment within 30 days of the start of class. In cases where scholarships and/or loans exceed the cost of tuition, this will include partial to full reimbursement of your commitment deposit
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
4. PROOF OF GRADUATION
To complete your registration, we require an official copy of your diploma before 1 October 2016.
a. For Belgian degrees, please send us a copy of your original diploma.
b. For non-Belgian degrees, please send us a certified copy of your diploma, or allow us to check the authenticity of your diploma by bringing along your original copy at the start of the programme. Alternatively, you may ask your university to send a proof of graduation directly to:
Vlerick Business School
Student Administration Office
Reep 1, B-9000 Ghent
The required documents delivered to the Belgian embassy or Consulate may either be in English, French, German or Dutch, or an authenticated translation into one of these languages.
Ask the Belgian diplomatic offices in your country of residence to authenticate the original documents and any translation thereof. This may be done by the Belgian diplomatic offices, or the local authorities themselves, by adding an “Apostille” to the documents.
Students who cannot provide a Proof of Graduation in the formats indicated above will not be allowed to continue the programme.